Global Supply Chain

At Ascend Elements, our Supply Chain and Global Procurement teams drive the seamless delivery of exceptional products and services to our customers. With a robust global  network of trusted partners and suppliers, we optimize every aspect of our supply chain processes.

What sets us apart is our patented Hydro-to-Cathode technology, revolutionizing lithium-ion battery material production. This innovative approach directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells, resulting in lower costs, higher performance batteries, and a cleaner manufacturing process.

MRO Sourcing Manager

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


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We are looking for a MRO Sourcing Manager to be an individual contributor in the Supply Chain Organization that will be responsible for developing, communicating and executing sourcing events for all MRO category. As Ascend Elements is a growing company, this person will be requested to go beyond the leadership of Sourcing Events, this person will work with key stakeholders to help develop the Indirect strategy and then lead the Sourcing events to support it.


The main focus of this candidate will be to support our future site in Hopkinsville, KY.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:



  • Responsible for leading engagement with the R&D team to map demand for equipment

  • Develop strategy for sourcing events and execute the entire process, in partnership with key stakeholders

  • Provide sourcing expertise to contribute to the best decision making process on the best suppliers to hire

  • Request and analyze requests for proposals and lead negotiation strategy

  • Build robust documentation to support the sourcing event and ensure the sourcing even is compliant with requirements, including technical requirements as well as providing fair chance for every potential supplier to earn the business

  • Manage spend to identify opportunities and compliance to contract approval strategy

  • Ensures a data driven approach to category management

  • Ability to develop tailored strategies, such as traditional RFQs leading to contracts for specific purchases as well as working to enable Catalogs if applicable

  • Lead activities related to supplier relationship management

  • Responsible for tracking and reporting savings.



Essential Skills:



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Manufacturing and/or MRO Purchasing in Chemical, Pharma, Battery or Automotive Industry

  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills

  • Strong communication skills that will allow for effective oral and written communication with suppliers and internal customers.

  • Knowledge of supply chain and materials management principles

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Strong organizational and team-building skills

  • SAP and Ariba knowledge will be a considered a plus



Travel Requirements



  • Candidate should be able to travel, as a reference, up to 25% of his/her time. Travel requirements might vary based on business needs.



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Ascend Elements is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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Future Opportunities Within Supply Chain

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


Thank you for your interest in Ascend Elements. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you did not see a position that fits what you are looking for, submit your resume for consideration for future opportunities at one of our 4 locations.


You can make a difference — creating a truly sustainable battery industry

With North America’s largest battery recycling facility, strong relationships across the industry and our patented direct precursor synthesis technology, we are building a world-class team to meet industry demand for closed-loop battery materials solutions.

You can make a difference — creating a truly sustainable battery industry

With North America’s largest battery recycling facility, strong relationships across the industry and our patented direct precursor synthesis technology, we are building a world-class team to meet industry demand for closed-loop battery materials solutions.